Senior Design 2020 – Management and Engineering for Manufacturing Team 10
This video contains proprietary information and cannot be shared publicly at this time.
Management and Engineering for Manufacturing Team 10
Huijun Liu Rui Lin Richard Perret Kenneth Schif
Craig Calvert, Frank J. Cunha
Understanding the Capabilities of IoT in Manufacturing
The manufacturing sector has already entered the fourth industrial revolution that companies are only starting to realize the potential of Industrial Industry of Things (IIoT). However, implementation of IIoT is a massive undertaking in terms of understanding and utilizing the hardware, software, and amount of data that comes in. The project provides a testbed that aims to educate prospective students the meaning of IIoT and its applications in manufacturing through hands-on demonstration of a miniature assembly line.
The current devices used in the testbed consist of an I/O link, a Siemens programmable logic controller (PLC), a Siemens human-machine interface (HMI), and a Raspberry Pi. The team has been primarily responsible for programming and networking testbed devices into the functional state. The testbed has been designed to be intuitive and educationally stimulating to new students through dynamic input-output process capabilities and interactive Augmented Reality data reporting via Splunk. An in depth description of device functions and their integration within the testbed has been documented by the team. This documentation will be passed down to future interest groups and stakeholders to continuously improve the testbed.